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by 0 · 3 minutes ago

Hey all. This is my first post here on paleohacks. I workout 3 times a week and have been trying different things in order to gain weight. I dont tolerate carbs really well which is why I have found this way of eating really great. I dont... (more)

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VB 0 · September 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM

There are many many different causes of hairloss, but the most common one is: your digestive tract is not functioning right because your body does not get the necessary nutrients in order to function. That is why a full head of luxious hair is a... (more)

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I started the Paleo Diet about 2 and a half years ago. Before I was close, only difference was for breakfast I would have Kashi cereal or oatmeal soaked overnight. But as I mentioned I started the Paleo Diet. 3 months after I started I... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · August 22, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Correlation does not equal causation; two things happening at the same time doesn't mean one caused the other. It might not have anything to do with your diet at all.

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by 0 · 5 minutes ago

Breakfast4 eggs Green tea with lemon Handful almonds and raspberriesLunch and dinnerChicken, beef, salmon etc with broccoli, kale, spinach or sweet potato cooked in coconut oil and 1/2 avocado

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raydawg 0 · July 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Organ meats such as liver, marrow, kidneys (if you can stand'em) are missing. I'd also throw in some mixed greens and a good quality olive oil with some Apple Cider Vinegar (unpasturized). I'd also add blue and blackberries. You're also missing... (more)

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by 53 · 11 minutes ago

Hey everyone! So...my body has healed pretty well...except for my keratosis pialris! I inly eat some white ruce now...cause I need a lot of carbs, with my body type and was kind of starving without enough carbs on paleo...I still haven't really... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 23, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Depletion varies. If you have a high need for vitamin A (retinol), you can quickly deplete any stores. We do have a limited amount of ability to absorb vitamin A (retinol) and beta carotene. You might consume 1000% of vitamin A (retinol) in a... (more)

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by 126 · 18 minutes ago

I see a Naturopath a couple of times per year mainly to address minor issues. In the past he's discovered a zinc deficient, which showed up as arrhythmia. This was easily fixed with a daily dose of chelated zinc. Over the last couple of months... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Minerals have been THE answer for me on a number of occasions...I lose some of mine through high consumption of coffee, I think, as well as stress. I also used to over-drink water, and now am trying to find the line between that and dehydration. I... (more)

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by 150 · 19 minutes ago

I'm intending to go for a blood test probably in a few weeks' time... It's one of the few things that can help set my family's mind at ease with this "weird" diet I'm on. Anyways, I'm looking for suggestions on what sort of tests I should be... (more)

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slr255 0 · July 27, 2013 at 7:56 PM

I asked a similar question awhile back. If you search the words insurance and endocrinologist here on hacks you will find the answers I got. The mostcomprehensive answer was a link to the jack Krause site. He's kinda out there but very scientific... (more)

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by -2 · 19 minutes ago

Nevermind. What I posted is wrong.

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Bill1102inf 0 · August 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Can you put on muscle during a PSMF without exercise? No, No, No, No, No, No, No, and No.

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by 53 · 19 minutes ago

Okay, so my skin has blow up like I have never seen it before. My skin has been especially bad this last month and I thought it was from Aveeno Positively radiant products, but I stopped them a week now, and I am still getting the weirdest spots... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 16, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Holy random diagnosis, Batman! All that dysfunction in your diet and it's zinc deficiency? Normalize your eating first, you need a baseline from which to hack your diet.

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by 213 · 33 minutes ago

It was as if I took a powerful prescription medication. Doesn't this contradict the widely believed notion that liver contains a strong anti fatigue factor? I usually get the weston price jolt from liver, but there have been two or three times... (more)

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Lyndsay 0 · January 12, 2013 at 3:38 AM

Maybe you were counting the sheep you ate...

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by 748 · 35 minutes ago

Does over eating have something to do with a mineral deficiency? I know part of binging behavior has to do usually with a past restrictive diet (for me, my previous fasting behavior)... but I have been making an effort to not restrict calories for... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 03, 2012 at 3:18 AM

Yes. I noticed that after I started supplementing 350 mg of Magnesium Citrate every night, my sugar/chocolate cravings diminished a LOT.

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by 1042 · 37 minutes ago

I was diagnosed with Cyclic Neutropenia at the age of 19 during my first year of college (I just turned 25). Cyclic neutropenia is a disorder that causes frequent infections and other health problems in affected individuals. People with this... (more)

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ebgaky 0 · November 09, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I'm sorry to hear of your illness. I hope you can find some relief soon! You might try oil pulling for your sores. There are some posts on this site about it, and also some decent info comes up on google. Basically you swish ~1Tbs of oil (sesame,... (more)

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by 2379 · 37 minutes ago

Hi folks, just stumbled across an interesting review about crohn's disease and it makes sense. http://www.nature.com/mi/journal/v1/n1s/full/mi200848a.html Essentially they say that the gut lining needs antimicrobial proteins in order to contain... (more)

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Mscott 0 · November 08, 2012 at 2:58 AM

Thanks for posting this. I'm really curious about what the dietary recommendations might be for improving our defensins. According to this paper, vitamin D may be beneficial: "Vitamin D can enhance the induction of the antimicrobial... (more)

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by 20 · 37 minutes ago

Hi, After suffering with severe stomach pain and recently having blood tests my girlfriend has tentatively been diagnosed with 'pernicious anemia', her results showed B12 & folate deficiency along with 'abnormally large' red blood cells.... (more)

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syrahna 0 · November 03, 2012 at 2:01 AM

All I can say is, as someone who takes TWO B-12 shots a month and has for over three years, TELL HER TO ENJOY THE HECK OUT OF THE B-12 and then worry about her diet. The whole point of PA is that she isn't going to get that vitamin any other way... (more)

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by 432 · 37 minutes ago

Must individuals on all-meat/fish diets have vitamin/mineral deficiencies? {I'm thinking vitamin C, potassium, etc.}

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AmandaLP 0 · November 01, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Nope. People on all muscle meat may have deficiencies, but those cultures who focus on meat only seek out and specifically consume offal and glands that most people miss.

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by 63 · 39 minutes ago

I'm finally not concerned about which foods I should eat, so now I get to worry about things like vitamins and minerals! I don't take any supplements in addition to my food and I'm not showing any signs of deficiencies, but I'd like to clear some... (more)

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by 610 · 42 minutes ago

For the past week or so I've been noticing slight pain in my feet and hands, mostly in the palms and arches, especially when I'm going to bed. It feels sort of like cramping of very small muscles in the arch and palms. But just now I started to... (more)

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Mambo 0 · August 30, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I'd go see a neuro and rule out neuropathy. Even though you don't seem to eat high carb, neuropathy can result from underlying autoimmune issues and/or impaired IR. Sounds a little bit like small fiber neuropathy. It'd be wise to rule that out... (more)

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by 384 · about 1 hour ago

I know this is incredibly un-paleo of me, but I've recently been indulging in those 'Monster' energy drinks (lo-carb of course). Over the last two or three weeks I was transitioning from a 10-12 hours sleep college lifestyle to a 6-7 hours if I'm... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 22, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Sadly, if you cook meat to well done, you lose almost all the taurine. This is why rare or raw meats are important. Barring sashimi, and steak-tartare, supplements are a good way to get the stuff, and Taurine is very inexpensive. It's usually... (more)

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by 153 · about 1 hour ago

It's been probably 3 years now that I've been trying to figure out what's causing my chronic fatigue, low energy, IBS and some other health issues. So far, I've received little help from doctors. I recently saw a hematologist who couldn't find... (more)

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Raza 0 · May 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I would consult with Chris Kresser on this. I started working with him last year, and he felt my B12 levels were low at 384 pg/mL. I started doing injections, and now my levels are at 1550 pg/mL. It's not like I felt horrible before, so the... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

I've been paleo for several months now, but for the past few weeks I've been craving almonds and other nuts, but especially almonds. Does this indicate a possible deficiency in some nutrient? I have yet to run my diet through FitDay and see if... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · August 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM

This question occasionally comes up in the context of dark chocolate. As in that case, I suspect that the cravings aren't due to nutrient deficiency. I'd be interested to be corrected, but thus far I've not seen any hard data about specific... (more)

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by 1720 · about 1 hour ago

I've been taking 5,000IU of Vitamin D pretty much daily since I'm not getting much sun this winter. It seems I get kinda light headed, dopey, and I feel "out of it". Is that because I'm magnesium deficient? Yesterday I didn't take any... (more)

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Mscott 0 · February 29, 2012 at 4:49 AM

Magnesium deficiency can result in decreased function of the parathyroid. If you're taking a D3 supplement in the form of cholecalciferol (most supplements are I think) the body uses the parathyroid to hydroxylate that form of D3 into the active... (more)

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by 360 · about 1 hour ago

If all of my saturated fat consumption comes from coconut, will i be deficient in those fat soluble vitamins from grass fed meat? Should I even be worrying?

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Anondson 0 · February 16, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Why not use it in addition to grass-fed animal fat? Is there a reason you are looking at it as an either/or proposition?

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by 25 · about 1 hour ago

I know there have been other threads in which this has come up, but I've seen some conflicting answers. I've been experimenting with (re)introducing zinc supplementation. I took 30 mg of zinc a couple of hours ago (about an hour or two before... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · December 04, 2011 at 5:21 AM

I do a zinc taste test to discover if a client is sufficient in zinc...they swish aqueous zinc for thirty seconds, and if it tastes disgusting, they don't need zinc, if there is no taste, or barely a taste, they are deficient. Doing this test... (more)

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by 35 · about 1 hour ago

Lately I've been losing lots of hair. I believe it is just seasonal but my doc says it is because I'm vitamin b deficient as I'm not eating grains. Arrgh, I hate him. Can it be real?

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Honey_badger 0 · August 15, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Have your thyroid checked. Hypothyroid can result in hair loss. If you're male, have testosterone, DHT & estrogen levels check. High DHT in and of itself is insufficient to cause male pattern baldness or hair loss, but coupled with high... (more)

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by 409 · about 1 hour ago

Hi all, Is there any reason why switching to Paleo might cause joint pain? A brief history of my health: Never really been unhealthy but have had the standard UK diet of high carbs low fat etc. Have only ever been just above my ideal weight... (more)

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Andy 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I can't think of a single reason. However I have a suggestion that may help you. I got it from an old power lifting buddy. I'm also an old power lifter, olympic lifter and at 42 I'm playing in games with the 20 somethings and hanging in there... (more)

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by 12174 · about 1 hour ago

I am trying to determine if I should seek supplemental sources of iodine in my diet (and my family's diet). Overall I rely on kosher salt in my cooking, which as I understand it, does not have iodine. However, we all regularly consume salted... (more)

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ben61820 0 · May 02, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Yes, if you stop consuming iodine-containing salt then you can very easily fail to consume healthy amounts of iodine. Consciously add some sea vegetables into your diet. Thats what I do: sprinkly kelp bits on salads, use nori sheets in roll-ups,... (more)

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